In Memory


Kenneth Guy

Rick Deutsch informed us today that Buddy passed away suddenly on February 17, 2015. He was a special friend to so many of us and we will miss him. He was one of the good guys.

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03/10/15 09:03 AM #1    

Susan Moise (Herman)

So sorry to hear this news. Buddy was one of our  very visiable classmates and seemed to have a smile for all. Condolences to his entire family. So sad we won't see him at the reunion but hope he'll be looking down at us with a smile.

03/10/15 02:07 PM #2    

Mark Podolner

I remember Buddy pretty well and he did have this very low-keyed and basically decent personality. He was someone that I thought was unusually accepting of all kings of people and I really appreciated that at the time. 

03/11/15 03:20 PM #3    

Frank Hoffman

There was a reason he was called "Buddy"....he was a friend to everyone-everyone's Buddy. My memories are of a laid back person who was excellent in so many areas, be it folk singing, swimming, school work, and just being an all around nice and good human being. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing-he was one of the people with whom I was looking forward to reconnecting.

03/12/15 12:23 AM #4    

Sherrel Lonsdale (Alpert)

Buddy was a wonderful friend, easy going, funny, helpful. There are so many nice things to say about him. I remember that when I was a Candy Striper at a hospital I was asked to sing at a Hootenanny they were putting on for the volunteers at the hospital. I said yes, but told them that I didn't play an instrument, so I asked Buddy if he would play the guitar and sing with me for the performance. He said yes (of course, because that is who he is). We had a great time performing and our picture was in the newspaper. At the 20th reunion we talked about that and discovered that we both still had the picture from the paper. He will be missed.

03/12/15 07:49 AM #5    

Annette VanVeen (Gippe)

I met Buddy at the South Shore YMCA when we were 10. he and Ricky Deutsch were already in gymnastics and swimming.  Those were some fun years in Junior Leaders.  Practically lived at the Y.  I was so sorry to hear of his passing.  He was always calm, friendly and present in the moment. He will be missed by many.

03/13/15 10:12 AM #6    

George Jacksi

Buddy was truly one of the nice "Guy"(s), always had a good word to say. I remember playing guitar with him (I wonder if he still had his J-45) and being a Junior Leader at South Shore YMCA. It was my 10th or 11th birthday and I was at the "Y" and Buddy and Ricky Deutsch (another great fellow) had  gotten together and bought a Kingston Trio album for me. I wonder if they knew how much their kindness meant to me. Fortunately, it's the good memories that endure.

03/24/15 11:18 AM #7    

James Palmer

We were on the swim team together and at the South Shore YMCA. We both swam butterfly, He took second place twice and I took third place behind him for two years at city finals. He sold me a gutar that I never learned how to play.  After that we lost touch.

08/07/15 08:15 PM #8    

Sander Heilig

I am very sad to hear about Buddy's passing. I remember the first gruelling swim workouts wondering how I would get through. I noticed that Buddy and Rick and Jim and others who swam all summer at the Y were just in better shape. I had to work hard for four years to catch up. While some of our teammates were stronger, Buddy was a natural fluid swimmer. I clearly remember how he had this full range of relaxed motion in his shoulders that made his butterfly seem effortless. Graceful. I imagine that his life was also filled with grace. I miss you right now Kenneth Guy.

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